Position Title: VA ITSN Infant and Toddler Mental Health (ITMH) Supervisor
Date: July 26, 2017
Reports to: VA ITSN Project Director
Purpose: To monitor and evaluate the VA ITSN under the direction of the Statewide Director. Represent the VA ITSN in articulating the mission, philosophy, and work of the VA ITSN to stakeholders. To increase caregivers/teachers/directors and families use of strategies and practices to promote the social emotional development of infants and toddlers thereby reducing challenging behaviors.
Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a child-related field or field related to the provision of mental health consultation required. Prefer Endorsed Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultant.
Experience: A minimum of three years of supervisory experience in providing direct service which includes at least one year of direct work with infants and toddlers; a minimum of one year of experience working with adults (e.g. training, mentoring, or leading caregivers/teachers); 25-40 hours of previously delivered training experience; and currently endorsed in Virginia in the Infant Mental Health Endorsement at Level III (Infant Mental Health Specialist) or Level IV Clinical (Infant Mental Health Mentor) or apply for the Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement and follow through on obtainment of the Endorsement and annual renewals, if accepted.
- Must possess a strong knowledge base in child growth and development, including social emotional development in children birth to three.
- Must possess excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills, the ability to mentor and coach adult learners, the capacity to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and community partners, and provide services that are culturally competent and appropriate to the needs of the target audience.
- Must possess the capacity to plan and conduct training for adults.
- Must exercise independent judgment and initiative in oversight and supervisory responsibilities working with consultants and
- stakeholders, IT caregivers/teachers, directors, families, and staff to carry out statewide activities.
- Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate orally in person, by telephone, and in writing with stakeholders, IT caregivers/teachers, directors, families, and those from diverse populations.
- Must possess knowledge of mental health prevention and promotion including integration of social emotional development supports in child care settings as well as screening and assessment.
- Must possess knowledge of best practices to provide a family-centered approach to consultation.
- Must possess the skills and ability to use equipment necessary to carry out job responsibilities (e.g. computer and training software, cell/telephone, facsimile machine, projectors, digital cameras and video recorders).
- Must be able to travel throughout the state, including overnight travel as needed.
Additional Qualifications: Must be able to successfully pass child protective services and criminal Eligibility background check and complete a TB Risk Assessment. Possess a valid driver’s license with proof of insurance.
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to independently operate a vehicle and travel independently throughout the region, and statewide as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. Oversees, directs, and manages ITMH consultants to plan work scope and monitor timelines.
b. Provides reflective supervision.
c. Works with ITMH consultants to discuss ongoing individual TA needs.
d. Reviews database outcome reports for accuracy and program compliance.
e. Coordinates ITMH staff meetings and events, including ITMH orientations and follow-up events, and all other meetings/trainings determined necessary for the ITMH consultants.
f. Facilitates the review of project forms and documents to revise as needed.
g. Consults with ITMH consultants on a regular basis to discuss caseload progress and program issues.
h. Conducts regular monitoring visits and observes services.
i. Completes training and requirements to obtain Infant Mental Health Endorsement within first year of employment.
j. Assists in the coordination of statewide training events.
k. Conducts an annual review of program files, including caseload files and training materials.
l. Serves as a member of state leadership groups.
m. Perform other job-related duties as requested by supervisor.
n. Attend or conduct training in the evening or during weekends, as needed.
o. Return all materials and equipment acquired with grant funds to Child Development Resources upon termination of employment.
Benefits include health and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement, and annual, sick and personal leave.
To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDR and VA ITSN is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.